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The Couples Group

Develop the tools to help your relationship go the distance with six Saturday morning sessions of relationship skills training. A course for couples wishing to refresh, improve and deepen their long term relationship. Learn new ways to overcome obstacles, work through difficult issues and achieve greater intimacy and satisfaction with your partner.

The aim is to give you some fresh insights in to how relationships work along with the tools to talk through tricky subjects and a greater understanding and appreciation of each other. This is not group therapy. You will only be asked to share with your partner in a safe, confidential manner with support, as needed, by an experienced UKCP accredited psychotherapist.

The sessions take place from 10am until 12pm in the tranquil setting of Thames Chase Country Park in Upminster, Essex, RM14 3NS. The course starts on January 31st 2015 and will be run again in April and October, it is a closed group for 6 couples at a time and you must be able to attend all 6 consecutive weeks.

  • Week 1 – Trust, boundaries and intimacy
  • Week 2 - Communication
  • Week 3 – Conflict – how to argue without damaging the relationship
  • Week 4 – Sex in a maturing relationship
  • Week 5 – Past affects present – our emotional inheritance
  • Week 6 – Meeting each other’s needs

Each 2 hour session will be based on the following format. A 40minute talk on the session subject followed by an exercise and discussion between the two of you. Support will be available, as needed, from UKCP accredited psychotherapist Deborah Newcombe who will be facilitating the course.

Cost £310 per couple. 10% Early Bird discount for bookings before the end of November. For more information or to book please call Deborah on 07969 803 771. Alternatively, for individual psychotherapy or private couples counselling please see

Cancellation policy: 4 weeks before start date 100% refund; 2 weeks before start date 50% refund; no refunds for less than 2 weeks notice.